Rep. Kirkland announces nearly $134K in school safety grants for Chester schools

CHESTER, Oct. 21 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland, D-Delaware, announced nearly $134,000 in school safety grants for multiple schools in and around the city of Chester.

The grants, totaling $133,635, are awarded to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

“School safety is, and should always be, a priority for all of us,” said Kirkland, who represents the 159th Legislative District. “I’m proud of and happy for the schools in my district who were awarded these grants. I’m hopeful this helps create an improved feeling of safety and security for our children.”

The school safety grants, announced by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, going to schools in Kirkland’s district are:

The funding is part of the latest $7.3 million in school safety grants from the PA Department of Education awarded to public and non-public schools throughout the commonwealth.

A list of all grants awarded can be found here.